Afghanistan takes Pakistan to UNSC over airstrikes at Kunar and Khost provinces

Afghanistan has taken Pakistan to UN Security Council (UNSC) for violating its territorial integrity by launching airstrikes in Kunar and Khost province on April 16. Pakistan, on April 16, launched airstrikes at Afghanistan's Kunar and Khost provinces, which killed at least 40 people.

Afghanistan's acting defence minister said on Sunday that the Taliban administration would not tolerate "invasions" from its neighbours, Reuters reported.

The official complaint against Pakistan was filed by Naseer Ahmad Faiq of Afghanistan's permanent mission to the UN in the previous Ashraf Ghani regime. The Taliban, the Haqqani Network and the Tehreek-e-Taliban, Pakistan have jointly condemned the airstrike.

Pakistan, however, did not confirm its involvement in the attack. "We are facing problems and challenges from both the world and our neighbours, the clear example is invasion by them in our territory in Kunar," Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, acting Afghan defence minister to Reuters.

The letter drafted by Faiq called the attack “a flagrant breach of international laws, including humanitarian laws, the principles of UN Charter, the UNGA and UNSC resolutions, including resolution 1453 (2002) on Kabul Declaration of Good Neighbourly Relations.”